Would you let your child wear this to play at a playground?
I grew up wearing all sorts of smocked things. My husband grew up wearing smocked things. We are from a well-smocked family. But, my children? Well, I just have a different point of view on these very expensive outfits. I just don’t understand why I would spend $50+ on an outfit that my child will only wear to church or to a wedding, or worse yet, just for a family picture. My kids do not wear these things. It would be silly of me to dress my children up in a smocked outfit to have a forever, on the wall picture, printed out for everyone to see, of them in a smocked jon jon. It’s not them. And, to top it off, I would feel downright awful if they got food or mud or snot or whatever grossness they may have on it. But that’s just me.
Apparently, people do actually wear these outside of fancy occasions. I have witnessed kids on the playground wearing them. On the playground. Playing in sand! Getting dirty! With snot running down their face!
The way I see it there are two ways to look at it:
1) you should never wear an outfit that expensive to play on a playground
2) if somebody gave you an outfit, just wear it. Who cares? At least you’re getting good use of your money.
What do you think?